Notwithstanding the occasional Malaysia-Singapore food fights, the latest rounds triggered by Singapore’s bid to seek Unesco recognition for its hawker culture and CNN’s praise of Singapore chendol, there can be no denying that Singaporeans have a soft spot for Malaysian street food. The long runningPenang Hawker’s Fair at York Hotel, Malaysian Chiak and Malaysian Food Street in RWS are popular with Singaporeans. PappaRich is another a good place for Malaysian food and the restaurant chain from Malaysia has many outlets all over Singapore.
We had chicks in the city recently – or should we say we had fried chicken in City Plaza. We seldom go to City Plaza but a good reason to visit the old mall at the junction of Tanjong Katong Road and Geylang Road is that Arnold’s Fried Chicken is there. The home grown eatery is one of the best places in Singapore for fried chicken.
老香港小鲜 Old Hong Kong Kitchen is a new Chinese restaurant in KINEX (formerly known as One KM Mall). Known for its dim sum and roast meats, Old Hong Kong Kitchen also offers a good range of soup, seafood and vegetarian options.
KINEX Mall (previously known as One KM Mall) in Tanjong Katong is situated between City Plaza and Haig Road Food Centre. The mall is linked to the residential tower known as Katong Regency and is a five minute walk from the Paya Lebar MRT station. There is no lack of eating places at KINEX Mall – whether you just want coffee, snacks or something more substantial.
Smoke House at Platform M by MOF (Ministry of Food) is a new eatery in Singpost Centre. Platform M, the Old Tanjong Pagar Railway Station themed multi-restaurant food hall, features different F&B concepts including Ju Hao Xiao Long Bao, Yaki Ramen, Kazu Kazu, Cafe Mama and Matcha Story. The Hong Kong roast outlet at Platform M, Duck Master, has been replaced by a Western roast restaurant, Smoke House.